Chelmsford’s Plan to move back to Phase 3, Step 1
Effective October 26, 2020, Chelmsford must revert to step 1 of phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan, as outlined in COVID-19 order 51. The order specifies that a community must revert to step 1 of phase III if they are designated in the “red” category for three consecutive Department of Public Health weekly reports.
The following types of businesses are prohibited from operating during step 1 of phase III: indoor theaters and performance venues, roller skating rinks, trampoline parks, obstacle courses, laser tag and escape rooms.
The following types of businesses must reduce capacity to 40% (currently 50%) when operating during step 1 of phase III: driving/flight schools, gyms, libraries, museums, arcades, and lower-contact indoor and outdoor recreation businesses.
During step 1, outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings are limited to 50 people.
During step 1, outdoor theater and performance venues may operate at 25% capacity but no more than 50 people.
Attached is a document that outlines the differences between step 1 and step 2.
Additionally per the governor’s order, all indoor ice rinks, and indoor ice skating and hockey facilities, such as the Chelmsford Forum may not host games, practices, or any other on-ice hockey or skating activities for the period beginning 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2020 and ending at 12:01 am. on November 7, 2020.